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newsreaders seen here in an episode of adultswims childrens hospital will be the second spin-off from the show.
- dave 5-16-2012 6:59 pm [link] [add a comment]

second season of sherlock starts tonight on pbs. also preceding the comedy awards on comedy central is an episode of between two ferns with zach galifianakis.

- dave 5-06-2012 7:24 pm [link] [add a comment]

Exactly 200 years after their last semi-successful attempt at razing Washington, D.C., the British are finally back to finish the job with Veep. A funny, transatlantic fusillade of the first order, the new HBO comedy — debuting this Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET — smartly takes aim at the softest target in the capital: the vice presidency. Needless to say, it doesn’t miss.

- dave 4-20-2012 10:32 pm [link] [add a comment]

another comedy bang bang preview. premieres june 8th on ifc.

- dave 4-18-2012 6:58 pm [link] [add a comment]

tonight is the premiere of the judd apatow produced girls on hbo, a comedy about the trials and tribulation of a bunch of twenty-something dames in brooklyn. i will get to it as soon as i finish watching game of thrones, the killing, eastbound and down, the borgias, bobs burgers and huff some glue. i believe the last one is on bravo.

- dave 4-16-2012 2:08 am [link] [add a comment]

busy night for the dvr. game of thrones returns as does the killing on amc. i had vowed to bail on the latter of the two but will give the two hour premiere a go though one reviewer i generally like says its only a slight improvement over last year.

still vying for my attention tonight... mad men, shameless, the fox animation block and house of lies. thats 7 1/2 hours of tv which is probably more than i can find the rest of the week worth recording.
- dave 4-01-2012 6:11 pm [link] [3 comments]

long national nightmare blah blah blah...

- dave 3-29-2012 3:23 pm [link] [3 comments]

Hogans heroes (1965) clearly drew from stalag 17 (1953) and the great escape (1963) But today Tcm ran a Brit film from 1962 called the password is courage that seems even closer to the tv show In it's sense of humor, plot and character identities.

From HH wiki entry:

The producers of the 1953 feature film Stalag 17, a World War II prisoner of war film released by Paramount Pictures (which now owns the DVD rights to Hogan's Heroes), unsuccessfully sued Bing Crosby Productions for infringement.[15][not in citation given] In his book, My War, Andy Rooney, who was a friend of Don Bevan and Ed Trzcinski—the authors of the original Stalag 17 play—relates that "...someone at CBS apparently ripped off their idea and made a television series called Hogan's Heroes of it. The television program had too many similarities in character and plot to be coincidental, and when Don and Ed sued the network they won a huge award."[16]

- bill 3-28-2012 10:02 pm [link] [add a comment]

Breaking Bad, season 4 episode 10. Wow!
- steve 3-28-2012 1:45 pm [link] [3 comments]

Cooper is smart enough to be a coward. He knows what was true then and, sadly, is still true today. Will white consumers abandon a product once its brand is too black? Yes, they will. Will black consumers abandon a product once its brand is too black? Yes, not wanting to be stereotyped, they will. Even as multicultural image campaigns rightly lobby for more and better black representation in commercials, and as much as America now embraces the endorsement of certain black celebrities, the politically incorrect truth is that there’s a tipping point. The moment a product is “ghetto,” white consumers are gone—and then black consumers are gone, too.

- dave 3-27-2012 4:11 pm [link] [add a comment]

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